You need to do your grocery shopping but when you arrive at the supermarket, it looks as if the whole town have chosen the same time to shop. The social distanced queue (with shoppers 2 metres apart) stretches across the entire car park. You patiently queue for half an hour until you are near the front of the store. Suddenly a young lady with her young child, appears from her car and walks straight towards the front doors ignoring the queue.



What is THE CARAMEL CRUNCH? Well, it’s all about decisions. When it comes to THE CRUNCH what would you do?

One of the definitions of the word CRUNCH is:

a crucial point or situation

 – generally involving a decision with weighty consequences

  • Your response can be a quickie. Please feel free to send a comment to say what you would do, and if you have time or are inclined, please feel free to explain your decision.
  • If you would like to create a post with a longer explanation of your decision, please pingback to THE CARAMEL CRUNCH post. (Or copy and paste a link to your post in the comments section – please feel free.)

If you know anything about CRUSHED CARAMEL, you will probably realize I am a gentle soul, so my questions are not supposed to be terrifying! What I am hoping for really is to see a variety of responses. Afterall, it’s pretty obvious that WordPress bloggers are from a huge variety of backgrounds and cultures. It would be fascinating to learn more about how we as individuals make decisions.

Some of the questions I am going to ask are questions I have discussed with friends when we have been having coffee or dinner. I often find there is no clear right or wrong. It can be so much a matter of our individual experiences and outlook. I find it fascinating how very different some of us are when it comes to decision making.

We all have different outlooks, and may make different decisions. I am really looking forward to learning WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

One Way Street, Decisions, Opportunity



16 thoughts on “THE CARAMEL CRUNCH #22”

    1. It’s been kind of funny over here. People have been so obedient and patient waiting their turn for ages to go and buy their groceries. But when someone tries to queue jump there is always a reaction. I remember a family who wanted to go shopping together. People started to tell them off (the rules were that families could not shop together) and pointed out that the back of the queue was at the other end of the car park.
      I have seen so many silly situations….and people asking the staff “when will you have toilet rolls?” Oh…it’s been weird times over here.

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  1. In that situation it seems awfully unlikely that she didn’t notice the line, so presumably she’s got a decent reason. I’d leave it it up to the store if they wanted to question people.

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    1. I have seen a few times people get out of their cars and walk towards the entrance of the supermarket. There they were told that there was a queue. The look on their faces when they realized that the rest of us were waiting to shop! I wondered what they thought the rest of us were stood there for.

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    1. 🙂 I seen a lo of people who are very particular on making sure EVERYBODY else follows the rules. I keep seeing people in the supermarket saying “back off!” to other shoppers who are getting too close.

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    1. I think it’s getting a little better now, but I have queued for almost an hour to do the shopping for my landlord’s. That was around six weeks ago. The queues seem to move more quickly now.

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  2. It’s hard to tell what I’d do without seeing the woman’s expression and so on but maybe I’d say something like ‘hi, you seem to be in a hurry. Would you like to join the line in front of me?’ That way if she has a decent reason she’d probably be grateful and if she was just being cheeky she’d be embarrassed?


    1. I like that! I have got used to queues. But I have seen some people who are very pedantic about how other people queue. I have seen plenty of people telling others off.

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